Here at the Michigan Prosperity Project, we have been talking about the ongoing efforts to repeal and replace common core throughout the State. Common Core is a disaster for Michigan and our families who want an education system that is not ran by bureaucrats but rather by parents, teachers, and local communities. Common Core is also a financial disaster, costing states billions of dollars to implement. Luckily, there was a Senate Bill that addressed these issues by making it explicitly clear that the federal government would no longer have control over our kids and their education. We know what is best for our schools, and Senate Bill. 826, understood our worries.
Although the Senate Bill to repeal and replace common core had the votes to pass through the Senate and House, it looks like the government is once again ignoring our voice.
Yesterday, the Michigan Campaign for Liberty brought to light the Senate “substitute” bill for replacing common core. This bill does nothing to address the issue at hand and is all for show. The substitute bill will allow for federal control of our schools in areas where government or public employees deem necessary. As the Michigan Campaign for Liberty states, “this opens up a huge loophole.” You will have no say over whether or not your school district follows common core standards, but it will be the government, once again, deciding what is best for your kids.
Not only is that unfair to students but it is unfair to teachers. Teachers will either have to re-learn or completely forget their common core educational training depending on what district they teach in. We need schools that fight for freedom of students and freedom of teachers.
The substitute bill also allows for standardized testing to be implemented by private corporations instead of education agencies. Our children are not guinea pigs, and we need to ensure that they have privacy rights.
The Michigan Prosperity Project stands with the Michigan Campaign for Liberty and the Stop Common Core in Michigan, Inc. in their call to pass the original common core repeal and replace bill with no substitutes.
For more information about common core, check out TPF Student Action’s 9 Reasons Why Common Core is Bad for Education and in case you were wondering what common core looks like in action, look no further.